Why Helen’s Pilates Teaching Program?
Helen’s Pilates is committed to provide its students with the most innovative teaching program designed as a key to success for the new Pilates instructor. It combines focus on traditional Pilates concepts of precision and core control, with intensity and flow as a major factors in modern teaching practice. Pilates is not stagnant. It is evolving at an amazing pace, quickly turning into one of the most popular, safe and effective exercise methods around the world. Helen’s Pilates takes a very active part in this process, developing new programs that reflect the newest trends in the world of Pilates. Our team participates in all major events of Pilates community. The students will acquire the knowledge, skills, experience and innovative ideas, along with profound understanding of Pilates theory. Helen’s Pilates Teaching Program will be the foundation of their future successful career in the challenging world of modern Pilates.
Helen Ovsiy is the Founder, Master Instructor and Educator of Helen’s Intensive Pilates® and Fitness Studios. Having been enriched with fitness programs throughout her formative years, Helen began teaching fitness to young children as early as when she was a student in high school. With an enormous amount of energy and enthusiasm, Helen participated as a dancer and an athlete in major fitness events across the Soviet Union. In 1995, Helen completed her Master’s Degree in English Language and Literature in her home country of Ukraine. Simultaneously, Helen acquired an Associate Degree in Nursing. This medical knowledge provided Helen an invaluable asset for her future endeavors. Along with her teaching career at the university she began teaching Toning, Aerobics and Step-Aerobics classes. In 1996, Helen was introduced to the theory and practices of Pilates. Helen immediately fell in love with the Pilates Method. Helen moved to the United States in 2005, where she gained immediate employment as a personal trainer and a group instructor teaching Pilates, Aqua Aerobics and Cardio and Weight Training classes at Bally Total Fitness. Her recognition as a talented Pilates instructor, enabled Helen to open her first Pilates studio in 2008 in Brooklyn, NY. Helen has gone on to open three additional locations of Helen’s Intensive Pilates®. Her deep understanding and knowledge of fitness and the human body, her incredible work ethics and her everlasting compassion has brought her much success and loyalty.
Boris has come to Pilates world in 1998, looking for a way to get his back injuries under control and got his Full Certification through Balanced Body University in 2010.
Boris started his sports career very early in his life, at the age of 12 as a weight lifter, at an official Olympic weight lifting school in Ukraine. Drafted into the Army at the age of eighteen, Boris displayed an incredible show of strength and perseverance making the rank of Drill Sergeant. Early on in his military career while expertly training future soldiers for combat in Afghanistan, Boris became involved in the Martial Arts. As an adult majoring in Nursing at Long Island University, Boris discovered the Joseph Pilates Method of Fitness. The Pilates total body workout afforded Boris the realization of attaining extreme positive results. Boris was ultimately able to combine his unique and versatile sports experience, along with his degree in nursing and the Pilates techniques, to provide a total understanding of human anatomy, physiology and well being. As an avid fitness enthusiast, Boris is excited to use all his extensive knowledge and professional experience to help his clients achieve their goals.